Silent Streak Sends Syracuse Overboard in 73-64 Loss at Notre Dame

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2023 at 11:50 am by Sports Editor

By Jesse Cook 

CitrusTV Women’s Basketball Beat Reporter

Five minutes without a field goal dealt Syracuse women’s basketball a 73-64 loss on the road at Notre Dame.

S.U. played possibly its most temperamental affair, scoring 18 points in the first quarter and 30 in the third, but just six in the second and 10 in the fourth.

The Cuse combined for just 16 points in the second and fourth frames. Notre Dame never mounted fewer than 16 points in a single quarter.

Additionally, every member of the Fighting Irish starting five except one knocked down 10 points or more in the contest. The only starter who scored fewer than 10 points was guard Sonia Citron who put up seven.

As for the Orange, three players topped the 10-point mark, but the other two starters did not shoulder the load well. Guard Alaina Rice recorded just three points while forward Kyra Wood added zero.

That said, Wood left the game after seven minutes with an undisclosed injury.

Her ailment would not matter as much if the bench could have picked her up, but the backups combined for just eight points. Both of N.D.’s bench players scored seven points.

In no game this season has Syracuse played nearly as inconsistent basketball. The 24-point increase between the second and third quarters is the largest of the year. The 20-point decrease is the most drastic dropoff for the Cuse this campaign.

S.U. guard Dyaisha Fair marked the best quarter out of anyone on the court with 10 points in the third. The Buffalo-transfer finished with the highest point total in the game with 22.

Next up for Syracuse is another ranked road battle with No. 19 Florida State on Thursday night. |  @JesseCookTV